Communicating in a healthcare setting with people who have hearing loss

Autor/a: MIDDLETON, Anna; NIRUBAN, Alagratnam; GIRLING, Gill; MYNT, Phyo Kyaw
Año: 2010
Editorial: BMJ, 314
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


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In the United Kingdom one in seven of the population (more than six million people aged over 60 and two and a half million aged 60 and under) have a hearing loss.1 Hospital services are used more by older people,2 so many of the patients seen by health professionals have a hearing loss. Staff often do not appropriately adapt the way they communicate with this group.